Health Benefits of Owning A Pet
Owning a pet has physical and emotional health benefits. Having playtime with a reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, while boosting the happy chemical serotonin.
Key Facts In This Video
There are physical and emotional health benefits to owning a pet. (0:31)
Because dog owners get in more physical activity, they generally have lower cholesterol levels. (1:09)
Pet owners take 15-20% fewer annual visits to a doctor. (2:27)